PressOn has moved to larger new premises in Chatham, Kent. The move follows the rapid growth and expansion of the business in the past three years.

Spandex continues its global expansion with the latest in a series of acquisitions, the latest being Proga Plastics, a Dutch supplier of rigid materials for graphics producers, thereby adding rigid media products to Spandex's portfolio of materials as well as bespoke cutting capabilities to customers across the Netherlands.

It can’t be an easy time for many of those left with an uncertain future following the recent disintegration of PaperlinX in the UK, and we hope those seeking employment are picked up ASAP. However, there is some light on the horizon following the announcement that Papergraphics, a supplier of large-format print media for digital graphics and CAD markets, has appointment the PaperlinX UK Digital Solutions team following PaperlinX’s recent administration.

Congratulations to marketing suite and display specialist Octink who is celebrating its strongest ever first quarter, with a 33 per cent increase in revenues compared with the same period in 2014. This marks the West London-based company's busiest start to the year since it was established in 1962.

Print and visual communications specialist Callprint has announced the appointment of David Snaith, who will join the new team at Jupiter Visual Communications, part of the Callprint group, as its managing director, where he will head up the stand-alone business.

UK based plastic former MiMtec placed an order for Fujifilm’s Acuity Advance Select wide format printer with Uvijet KV inks at Sign & Digital UK to create bespoke, branded objects in shorter runs with much lower set-up costs than are typical of screen printing.

Marc Verbeem has joined wide format RIP manufacturer Onyx Graphics as Technical Sales and Support manager for the EMEA region providing strategic support to the sales team, as well as technical support and sales consulting to the ONYX channel. In addition, he will lead the professional services segment, providing training to both dealers and customers.

With an outstanding live display Carbon3D took the main stage of the recent TED technology conference by storm with an innovative approach to polymer-based 3D printing that promises to advance the industry beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing using Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) to harness light and oxygen to continuously grow objects from a pool of resin instead of printing them layer-by-layer.

This is interesting. Drupa has published the second ‘Drupa Global Trends’ report where some 1100 international decision-makers from the print industry and their suppliers responded to a comprehensive survey in October 2014 with some surprising insights and positive feedback.

Rob Taylor of Shire Oak Signs & Graphics, West Midlands won a full CADlink SignLab Print & Cut solution worth £2,300 at Sign & Digital UK.

Roland DG has announced that Brett Newman has been appointed to the role of managing director of Roland DG, UK & Ireland. Newman replaces Jerry Davies, who after 14 years as UK managing director, has stepped up to the position of managing director of Roland DG EMEA.

Perfect Colours says it will be out in force at Sign and Digital UK this year, bringing a full house of new and established products to its largest stand to date.

Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor Hybrid Services will be showing the new Mimaki CFL-605RT Compact Flatbed Cutting Plotter at this month’s Sign & Digital UK.

Making its UK debut at Sign and Digital UK 2015, the Kala Automatic X-Y Trimmer (KalaXY) will be on display at the Colourgen stand.

Roland DG is set to take two stands at Sign & Digital this year, each overflowing with innovative ideas and applications to whet the appetite of entrepreneurial sign makers looking to extend their product range and create new profitable revenue streams for their businesses.

Print specialist i-Sub is presenting a range of wide format print, packaging and textile technologies at Sign and Digital UK on stand E10.

CMYUK is making its show debut at Sign & Digital UK with a stand designed to demonstrate how all budgetary and production requirements can be addressed with a variety of different methods of wide-format production.

Mimaki and Roland sales specialist printMAX is to showcase a high-end production colour management software solution - Color Optimizer by printMAX – at Sign and Digital UK.

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